The glass ceiling has been shattered as former Senator Kamala Harris has made history by becoming the first female Vice President of the US. The 56 year old VP elect is of Black and South Asian heritage.
She took to Twitter on her game changing win. A woman has never served as president or vice president in the United States.
This election is about so much more than @JoeBiden or me. It’s about the soul of America and our willingness to fight for it. We have a lot of work ahead of us. Let’s get started.pic.twitter.com/Bb9JZpggLN— Kamala Harris (@KamalaHarris) November 7, 2020
She also congratulated Biden on his win via video message on Twitter acknowledging that their hardwork paid off.
The Democratic and Republican campaigns wrapped up Saturday, five days after election night, after Biden secured major victories over Trump in the battleground states of Michigan, Wisconsin, and Pennsylvania. Biden had a healthy lead of 294 votes when only 270 are needed for a win and Trump was at 214 votes.
Former Democratic challenger Hillary Clinton who ran against fomer US President Donald Trump in 2016 also shared a message via Twitter.
The voters have spoken, and they have chosen @JoeBiden and @KamalaHarris to be our next president and vice president.— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) November 7, 2020
It's a history-making ticket, a repudiation of Trump, and a new page for America.
Thank you to everyone who helped make this happen. Onward, together. pic.twitter.com/YlDY9TJONs
The Premier of BC John Horgan and the Prime Minister of Canada Justin Trudeau both congratulated Harris and Biden on their win.
Congratulations, @JoeBiden and @KamalaHarris. Our two countries are close friends, partners, and allies. We share a relationship that’s unique on the world stage. I’m really looking forward to working together and building on that with you both.— Justin Trudeau (@JustinTrudeau) November 7, 2020
VP elect Kamala Harris spoke boldly outside the Chase Center Saturday evening to a cheering crowd of thousands of people about a new era is on the horizon and the gates of opportunities have flooded open for young girls and women that you can chase your dreams and make them come true. She also credited her mother and spoke of her being in the US with dreams of her own at 19.
I hope every little girl watching tonight sees that this is a country of possibilities. pic.twitter.com/E4GYfr2QoO— Kamala Harris (@KamalaHarris) November 8, 2020
While I may be the first, I won’t be the last. pic.twitter.com/R5CousWtdx— Kamala Harris (@KamalaHarris) November 8, 2020
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke of a new era in his tweet with Harris getting elected to office.
Heartiest congratulations @KamalaHarris! Your success is pathbreaking, and a matter of immense pride not just for your chittis, but also for all Indian-Americans. I am confident that the vibrant India-US ties will get even stronger with your support and leadership.— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) November 7, 2020
Harris was born in Oakland, California. She is the daughter of two immigrants. Her mother, Shymala Gopalan-Harris — a cancer researcher — was born in India. Her father, Donald Harris, immigrated to the U.S. from Jamaica to study economics.
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